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Rising Food prices hard to digest

Overpriced food items, goods and services is the most consumer unfriendly aspect of Goa. From vegetables to fish, clothing and other essentials, everything is spiralling upwards, thus burning a hole in the pocket of the middle-class, writes SHOMA PATNAIK Breadfruit or ‘neerphanas’ is seen plenty in the market these days. You don’t find it as easily elsewhere like you find …

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INVESTOR’S GUIDE

Expect volatile share prices After long weekend, we have two majors events lined up in the coming week. First the RBI first bi-monthly monetary policy for 2015-16 is due on Tuesday followed by index on industrial production data (IIP) for February 2015 on Friday.

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Light and bright

If you happen to pass through Dr P Shivgaonkar Road located in one of the lanes between 18 June Road and Menezes Braganza Road, there’s a store called ‘Ismail Electrical Enterprises’ that is quite intriguing. After dusk, this modest-looking shop comes to life with its brightly lit lamps that adorn the walls and ceilings.

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‘Women tend to face huge obstacles in their businesses’

As a young college student, Rebecca Fernandes was not sure what she wanted to do. After completing 12th she got into the hotel industry, but soon realised that it was not her line. Fernandes later discovered her passion for interior designing while working as a visual merchandiser at Acron Arcade.

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50 years and more

Adding an edge to Mapusa Urban Co-operative Bank’s golden jubilee celebrations is the robust turnaround in financials during 2014-15, writes SHOMA PATNAIK

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Beauty in metal

Savio Mendonca’s decision to introduce metal furnishings in Goa paid rich dividends for him. Today his company Metpro Industries in Pilerne manufactures custom-made products that has a wide range of applications, writes MICHAEL FISHER

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Resumption of mining The countdown begins

Last month, the Union Ministry for Environment and Forests finally revoked its 2012 order that kept in abeyance environment clearances granted to all mining leases in the state. The announcement came two months after the state government had revoked its previous order on suspension of mining operations.

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